Crowley County is located in the high plains of Southern Colorado.Ordway, the County seat, lies about 50 miles east of Pueblo at the intersection of U.S. Highway 96 and Colorado 71. Crowley County is bordered on the south by the Arkansas River and Otero County, on the east by Kiowa County, on the North by Lincoln County, and on the west by Pueblo County.
Established in 1911, Crowley County covers 802 square miles of rolling prairie and is populated with about 5,518 farmers, ranchers, and other hard working people. The varied ethnic population lends to the countys open-minded attitude toward cultural blending.Time has not distorted the values or ethics of those who live here. The work ethic and dedication is as strong now as when the settlers started tilling the land in the late 19th century. The low cost of living and peaceful lifestyle make Crowley County a secret haven among Colorados front range communities. The communities of Olney Springs, Crowley, Ordway, and Sugar City all lie along the rail and Colorado highway 96 corridor north of the Arkansas River.
The county experiences a favorable climate year around.
Average annual rainfall: 11.2 inches
Average annual snowfall: 21.46 inches
Mean January Temperature: 25.5 degrees
Mean July Temperature: 74.7 degrees
Sunshine: 300 days per year